Featured Interview – Delbert McClinton – Blues Blast Magazine

Cover photo © Bob Kieser Delbert McClinton is known for his roots rock sound, one that covers everything from blues to country. But what he really wants to do is make people dance. “My music, you play it in a room, and eight out of seven people are gonna dance,” he says. Problematic fractions aside, … Read more

Kenny Neal Interview, Documentary & Single Premiere ‘Mount Up On The Wings Of the King’ Feat. Christone Kingfish Ingram

Kenny Neal By Martine Ehrenclou Rock & Blues Muse is pleased to premiere Kenny Neal’s new documentary “The Making of Mount Up On The Wings Of The King” and “Mount Up On the Wings Of The King,” the new single from the Louisiana icon and multi award-winning master bluesman, featuring Grammy winner Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram. … Read more

BoDeans Announce Global Release of New Album ‘4 The Last Time’ Share Single

Photo: BoDeans (Luciano J Bilotti BoDeans Announce Global Release of New Album ‘4 The Last Time’Out June 24Share Video of Lead Single “Ya Gotta Go Crazy”Band Resumes Touring Kurt Neumann and BoDeans have announced a June 24 release date for the band’s new studio album titled 4 The Last Time. Band founder, frontman, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, … Read more

Blues Music Awards 2022 Winners – American Blues Scene

The Renasant Convention Center was packed with blues musicians, fans, and music-world luminaries on May 5th, anxious to see who would be the winners at the 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards. Besides awarding honors in 25 categories, the BMAs, as is its tradition, featured performances from many nominees, with the gala ending in a jubilant … Read more

Matchbox Bluesmaster Series – set 7: Songsters & Saints – Vocal Traditions on Race Records

Matchbox Bluesmaster Series – set 7: Songsters & Saints – Vocal Traditions on Race Records Nimbus Records www.wyastone.co.uk www.saydisc.com www.matchboxbluesmaster.co.uk 6 discs The Matchbox Bluesmaster series was originally released from November 1982 to June 1988 by Saydisc Records. Rare 78 rpm records were loaned to supplement the ones on hand to create what was called … Read more

Topeka Blues Society Keeps the Heartland Blue – American Blues Scene

“It’s not fun, we’re not doing it.” So states the motto of the Topeka Blues Society. Based in the capital city of Kansas, the Topeka Blues Society (TBS) was established as a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization in July of 2008. The mission of the Society is to promote music rooted in the blues, through performances, … Read more

Doug MacLeod – A Soul To Claim

Doug MacLeod – A Soul To Claim Reference Recordings www.doug-macleod.com 12 tracks After many visits to Memphis with the Blues Music Awards and other work with the Blues Foundation, Doug MacLeod decided to move to that area and settle down in Tennessee, giving up the West Coast for a home on the Mississippi River. This … Read more

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – A Song That’s Awakened Generations  – American Blues Scene

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.” Twenty-four hundred people sang the line in unison with Jay Siegel of The Tokens at The Golden Oldies Spectacular in Schenectady, New York the day before May Day, 2022. Most in the audience were in their 70s. They knew to words to “The Lion Sleeps … Read more